From the 1960s, stripes have sometimes been applied to road cars as well as racing cars. Such cars as the Renault 8 Gordini had stripes fitted as standard. They’re sometimes referred to as “go-faster stripes” on road cars. An alternative style features stripes which wraps around the car sideways instead of running down the center of the vehicle called “bumblebee” stripes. This is not to be confused with the Camaro racing stripes from the transformer’s movie.
In contrast, these stripes were featured exclusively on the Dodge Charger Daytona racecar. Dodge’s named it the “Scat Pack performance package” for its late 60’s early 70’s muscle cars featured with the bumblebee stripe as a signature. Racing stripes dropped a lot in popular interest, and it picked back up in the 90’s. When in 1996, a pair of 8-inch wide stripes were used on the Dodge Viper GTS, starting a comeback for the fashion. They are sometimes referred to as “Viper Stripes”, this helped bring back racing stripe decals for cars. Typically racing stripes are detailed and painted on during the body finishing, this usually draws an extra fee for detailing. Now its becoming more accepted to buy a car with basic paint job and then later get vinyl racing stripes instead.